"There are two different stories in horror: internal and external. In external horror films, the evil comes from the outside, the other tribe, this thing in the darkness that we don't understand. Internal is the human heart." --John Carpenter
Co-writer/producer/director/film score composer John Carpenter on the set of "Dark Star", 1974. Beginning as a USC student film produced between 1970 and 1972, the film was gradually expanded to feature film length by 1974. It's budget was approximately $60,000 and received a limited theatrical release in 1975.